Israeli Occupation Regime Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu

Gaza, 27 Shawwal 1435/23 August 2014 (MINA) –  Israeli Occupation Regime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday slammed his security cabinet’s members claiming “they have to stop anti-government remarks”.

In a press conference held with his Defence Minister Moshe Ya’alon in Tel-Aviv, Netanyahu said that there are ministers who do not know anything about what is going on in the battlefield in Gaza, Middle East Monitor quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.

He noted that the Chief of Staff Benny Gantz had visited the Israeli occupation regime soldiers on the Gaza borders to get the latest updates from the field. Netanyahu said that the war would continue until quiet and security were regained in all Israeli cities.

Netanyahu avoided answering a question about the assassination attempt on Hamas’ military commander Mohamed Deif. Instead he said that Hamas and other fighting groups were still posed a threat to Israeli security.

He added: “We pounded Hamas heavily in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. We will not halt our operation before regaining quiet in the south. Hamas has to recognise this message.”

For his part, Ya’alon blamed Hamas for all what is happening in the Gaza Strip. He claimed that Hamas received a huge attack. He also said that his forces launched more than 100 strikes on the Gaza Strip over the last 24 hours.

Previously, Netanyahu tried last week to hide from cabinet ministers the draft of a cease-fire agreement drawn up by Egypt. A senior Israeli official said that during last Thursday evening’s cabinet meeting, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman confronted Netanyahu, showing him the copy of the Egyptian proposal that he, Lieberman, had received, and demanded an explanation.

The Israeli official said Lieberman surprised Netanyahu with this revelation. This was the first that the other cabinet ministers had heard that Israel had received a draft cease-fire agreement from the Egyptians, and they demanded copies of their own so they could review it.(T/R04/P3)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)